Saturday June 17, 2023 10 AM to 9 PM
Advance Festival Tickets:
$40 All indoor and outdoor events
$30 All indoor events
Day of Festival tickets:
$40 All indoor events
NOTE: Outdoor mushroom foray is not available for day of registration
The outdoor portion starts at 10 am at Willow Kiln Park with mushroom forays in Rosendale, followed by a quick ID session, before entering the Rosendale Theatre for the indoor festivities.
About the Film – Know Your Mushrooms
Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on both a wild mushroom hunt and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. Combining material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Fest with animation and archival footage, along with a neo-psychedelic soundtrack by The Flaming Lips, this film opens the doors to perception, taking the audience on an extraordinary trip.
10 am: Mushroom ID Walk
Leaders: John Michelotti, Luke Sarrantonio, Gabriela D’Elia
12 noon: Inside Rosendale Theatre: Welcome and Introduction
12:15 pm: On Screen – Mushroom Shorts
1:30 pm Culinary Presentation: Mushroom Cooking Demonstration
Having Your Way with Mushrooms in Your Kitchen will be a cooking demo and tasting by Maria Reidelbach, a former president of the New York Mycological Society, cookbook author and instructor for Cornell Extension.
2:30 pm Break with short videos on screen and in the lobby
3:30 pm: Panel Discussion: A Changing Climate – The Impact of Medicinal Psychedelic Research
Moderator: Avery Stempel, culinary mushroom farmer, co-president of New Yorkers for Mental Health Alternatives
Allison Hoots, attorney specializing in psychedelic plant medicine among other areas of focus
Bill Brennan, psychologist and clinical advisor
Aaron Genuth, founder of Darkhei Rephua, a Jewish entheogenic 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Stephanie Van Hope, RN and nursing educator
5:00 pm Lobby: Food, Beverages, Mushroom Shorts
Inside theater: Updates on NY State Mushroom Campaign; Mushrooms and Conservation: Gabriela D’Elia
Dinner Break* Visit Local Restaurants for Mushroom Specials
6 pm Mushroom Poetry and Open Mic Hosted by John Michelotti & Gabriela D’Elia
7:30 pm Feature Film: Know Your Mushrooms (1 h 14 min – Documentary – NR)
9 pm Festival Ends
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